Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - arduino - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:06:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Powering Arduino with a Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-Arduino-with-a-Battery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/PJOP/H4AGIV2W/F69PJOPH4AGIV2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/PJOP/H4AGIV2W/F69PJOPH4AGIV2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/PJOP/H4AGIV2W/F69PJOPH4AGIV2W.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei Make your Arduino projects portable by using a battery for power.  From the Uno and Mega documentation pages: "The board can operate on an external supply of 6 to 20 volts. If supplied with less than 7V, however, the 5V pin may supply less than five volts and the board may be unstable. If using mor...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:24:58 PDT
Toothbrush machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-machine/
Toothbrush machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/K6PN/ICOXDIUL/F2GK6PNICOXDIUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/K6PN/ICOXDIUL/F2GK6PNICOXDIUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/K6PN/ICOXDIUL/F2GK6PNICOXDIUL.SMALL.jpg simsalapim The Toothbrush Machine®: because knowing how to build something doesn't always mean you should.BackstoryThe other week I built a toothbrush machine as a part of a pilot for a kids show about electronics. And because I love shitty robots and wanted an excuse to make one for myself. I posted it on Red...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:47:49 PDT
Leaf Light: An Indoor Garden Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-Light-An-Indoor-Garden-Monitor/
Leaf Light: An Indoor Garden Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SMALL.jpg knsievert Have you ever struggled to keep a plant alive? Wished your plant could tell you whether it needed to be watered or moved a little closer to the window? Build a Leaf Light for your indoor plants to help you tell if they are getting enough light and water!The Leaf Light consists of a soil moisture sen...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:45:40 PDT
Cheap TFT 2.2 inch Display on Arduino (ILI9340C or ILI9341) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-TFT-22-inch-Display-on-Arduino-ILI9340C-or-I/
Cheap TFT 2.2 inch Display on Arduino (ILI9340C or ILI9341) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/YKQB/IANS215T/F92YKQBIANS215T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/YKQB/IANS215T/F92YKQBIANS215T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/YKQB/IANS215T/F92YKQBIANS215T.SMALL.jpg tomk11 I ordered a 240 x 320 pixel 2.2 inch TFT LCD display off of ebay for £3.86 which is dirt cheap compared to similar displays from some of the western companies. The only problem was that there wasn't a guide to how to get it working! When I figured it out I thought I'd make an Instructable for anyone...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:20:11 PDT
How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Custom-Shields-for-Your-Microcontrolle/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:31:07 PDT
Arduino Load Cell / Scale http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Load-Cell-Scale/
Arduino Load Cell / Scale - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/5075/HFSH4TQ6/FH45075HFSH4TQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/5075/HFSH4TQ6/FH45075HFSH4TQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/5075/HFSH4TQ6/FH45075HFSH4TQ6.SMALL.jpg sspence From the minds at http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/Important Update!Since so many people were having problems with the INA125P, we now have a new and improved version that uses the Hx711 24bit ADC amplifier module. http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/2015/06/arduino-hx711-digital-scale.html My goa...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:44:16 PDT
I2C LCD Controller (the easy way) http://www.instructables.com/id/I2C-LCD-Controller-the-easy-way/
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:11:35 PDT
Arduino attendence logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-attendence-logger/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:13:36 PDT
Ethernet Switching - with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Ethernet-Switching-with-Arduino/
Ethernet Switching - with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/BXQ2/HE7CMGKY/F6BBXQ2HE7CMGKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/BXQ2/HE7CMGKY/F6BBXQ2HE7CMGKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/BXQ2/HE7CMGKY/F6BBXQ2HE7CMGKY.SMALL.jpg tcvella Aim: Switch relays from the ethernet or the internet, using your mobile, tablet or computer with a nice graphical user interface. Update V4.06 Please read the below steps to Step 2 if you are viewing this article for the first time. Please go to step 3 for the latest revision which is V4.06 A use...
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:07:10 PDT
GETTING STARTED WITH HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM. http://www.instructables.com/id/GETTING-STARTED-WITH-HOME-AUTOMATION-SYSTEM/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:31:51 PDT
Arduino RC522 RFID Door Unlock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RC522-RFID-Door-Unlock/
Arduino RC522 RFID Door Unlock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/IFPS/HZI9BBK4/FXJIFPSHZI9BBK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/IFPS/HZI9BBK4/FXJIFPSHZI9BBK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/IFPS/HZI9BBK4/FXJIFPSHZI9BBK4.SMALL.jpg omersiar Hello all here is my demo. Since I got my RFID reader, I just wanted create a RFID door unlock system for my apartment's door. At first, I designed the work flow above, as a Newbie, its not quite an easy task to accomplish for me, then I found similar project on Instructables and modified it for u...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:32:36 PDT
Arduino Ublox GPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ublox-GPS/
Arduino Ublox GPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SEA1/HWAFU9PQ/FOKSEA1HWAFU9PQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SEA1/HWAFU9PQ/FOKSEA1HWAFU9PQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SEA1/HWAFU9PQ/FOKSEA1HWAFU9PQ.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 So this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) was looking for a GPS for an Arduino project. Well, I found this UBLOX-NEO-6M GPS on ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ublox-NEO-6M-GPS-Module-with-EEPROM-and-Built-in-Active-Atenna-APM2-5-APM2-0-Com-/251548034492?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a916e65bcWARNING: I thin...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:05:19 PDT
Connect A 16x2 LCD Display To An Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-A-16x2-LCD-Display-To-An-Arduino/
Connect A 16x2 LCD Display To An Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/UTJX/HFD1D0D8/FILUTJXHFD1D0D8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/UTJX/HFD1D0D8/FILUTJXHFD1D0D8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/UTJX/HFD1D0D8/FILUTJXHFD1D0D8.SMALL.jpg shanecoley Welcome to my FIRST instructable, i will show you how to connect a 16x2 lcd display to an arduino, follow these simple step by step instructions and you will have it done in no time :) Gather All The Items You Need :) You Need The Following Items : Arduino LCD Display 16x2 Jumper Wires Breadbo...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:46:02 PDT
ESC Programming on Arduino (Hobbyking ESC) http://www.instructables.com/id/ESC-Programming-on-Arduino-Hobbyking-ESC/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:38:31 PST
Getting started with Arduino - Servo motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Servo-motor/
Getting started with Arduino - Servo motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/6SVV/IC5C38KR/FF46SVVIC5C38KR.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to learn how to control a servo motor. This is a really useful device that allows us to move lots of different things in the real world using an Arduino.We are going to build a simple example project that uses a dial potentiometer (a turning knob) to control the positio...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:04:32 PDT
Blink for ESP8266 native, like arduino using Windows http://www.instructables.com/id/Blink-for-ESP8266-native-like-arduino-using-Window/
Blink for ESP8266 native, like arduino using Windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/EXYM/I6GCVC07/F8MEXYMI6GCVC07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/EXYM/I6GCVC07/F8MEXYMI6GCVC07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/EXYM/I6GCVC07/F8MEXYMI6GCVC07.SMALL.jpg jbeemster When I bougth the ESP8266, my first thought was to use ESP8266 as a Wifi shield for Arduino. I found out that the ESP8266 is a powerfull device by it self. And I asked myself. Why not use this device without using an arduino. This cheap (3 US$) device is more powerfull than an Arduino UNO, got more ...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:54:57 PST
Arduino Real Time Clock (DS1307) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Real-Time-Clock-DS1307/
Arduino Real Time Clock (DS1307) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/98E7/HW4OTWGM/FY798E7HW4OTWGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/98E7/HW4OTWGM/FY798E7HW4OTWGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/98E7/HW4OTWGM/FY798E7HW4OTWGM.SMALL.jpg Naren_Murali This time I will be showing you how to make a module for letting the Arduino find out the time. Although there are many tutorials for the Real Time Clock module I wanted to make my version of this module entirely focused on the step by step soldering. The Instructable will also try to include as muc...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:50:52 PDT
Arduino Servo Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Servo-Motors/
Arduino Servo Motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/6RXS/IBXMMPQD/F0V6RXSIBXMMPQD.SMALL.jpg cornelam Servo motors are great devices that can turn to a specified position. Usually, they have a servo arm that can turn 180 degrees. Using the Arduino, we can tell a servo to go to a specified position and it will go there. As simple as that! Servo motors were first used in the Remote Control (RC) world,...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:41:28 PDT
Convert Rockband Controller to MIDI Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Rockband-Controller-to-MIDI-Drums/
Convert Rockband Controller to MIDI Drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/4OQQ/IBXMLETR/F2H4OQQIBXMLETR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/4OQQ/IBXMLETR/F2H4OQQIBXMLETR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/4OQQ/IBXMLETR/F2H4OQQIBXMLETR.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Hey! Today I'm going to show you how to convert a Rock band or Guitar Hero drum controller into a real MIDI drum set that can interface with digital audio workstations like Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, etc.Or you can simply use it to play DTXMania (DrumMania)! Watch the video! Click here t...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:27:18 PDT
Measure Capacitance with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Capacitance-with-Arduino/
Measure Capacitance with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/PK7P/IBWHEHE3/FBHPK7PIBWHEHE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/PK7P/IBWHEHE3/FBHPK7PIBWHEHE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/PK7P/IBWHEHE3/FBHPK7PIBWHEHE3.SMALL.jpg Maximous This tutorial provides a guide on how to set up an Arduino to measure the capacitance of a capacitor. This can be useful if the capacitor is unlabeled or if it is self-built. What is Capacitance? Capacitance is an object's ability to store an electric charge. Reasonably, this object is referred t...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:13:28 PDT
Arduino Pixel Stick WS2812 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pixel-Stick/
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 20:25:03 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Switched-Traffic-Ligh/
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to build a set of traffic lights (with Green, Amber and Red LEDs)We'll use a 3 way switch to control which light is lit.For reference, the switch we will be using is a 3 pin ON-OFF-ON switch Wire up your Arduino Connect an orange wire to pin 8 and a blue wire to pin ...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:50:42 PDT
Arduino DCF77 Master Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-DCF77-Master-Wall-Clock/
Arduino DCF77 Master Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/KBR7/IBTEU0C0/FRJKBR7IBTEU0C0.SMALL.jpg oliverb Arduino Master Wall Clock.Time displayed on large 1" (26mm) 7 segment displays with secondary 4x20 LCD information display. The clock can be used stand alone or provides the following pulses to drive slave clocks 1 sec alternating, 30 sec, 1 min , 1 hour, 24 hr, 15 min chime of quarter hours, hourly...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:15:32 PDT
ESP8266 with Neopixeles http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-with-Neopixeles/
ESP8266 with Neopixeles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/6CDK/IBQCFNRE/FF86CDKIBQCFNRE.SMALL.jpg sabas1080 Hola Makers!!En esta ocasión les voy a mostrar como controlar con un ESP8266 un anillo de neopixeles de Adafruit, con un pequeño ejemplo programando el ESP8266 con el IDE de ArduinoComencemos!! Material Lo que necesitamos para realizar esta practica es: Anillo o tira de neopixeles Adafruit ESP826...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 11:03:27 PDT
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-Furby-with-Arduino-or-other-microcontrol/
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SMALL.jpg monkeywidget The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old bra...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:16:36 PDT
ESP8266 as Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-as-Arduino/
ESP8266 as Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5Q9K/IBNHI67F/F825Q9KIBNHI67F.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 ESP8266 as ArduinoSo this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) heard about this ESP8266 IC. Basically, it’s a microcontroller that does WiFi. There are many Instructables with this chip and many with an Arduino. But most of these are using the ESP8266 as a sensor/WiFi connected to a standard Arduino.Well, what I ...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:50:44 PDT
Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Rate-Monitor-1/
Heart Rate Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/UYCL/IBNHIHUJ/FW3UYCLIBNHIHUJ.SMALL.jpg pureAmericanbrother I built a relatively simple heart rate monitor circuit that is monitored and controlled by an Arduino Uno. The theory of operation is based on the fact that infrared (IR) light is partially absorbed by blood. When your index finger is placed between the IR emitter and detector, the amount of IR ligh...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:52:36 PDT
DIY Apple watch VLC controller with ESP8266, Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Apple-watch-VLC-controller-with-ESP8266-Arduin/
DIY Apple watch VLC controller with ESP8266, Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/634X/IBM21FPC/FPX634XIBM21FPC.SMALL.jpg planetleak Its a homemade project to make my own media controller app.My laptop connected to tv, and im too lazy, so maked a VLC control app.Yes im know, there is an official VLC app in store, better function, but this one is my :)And im added a PC turn off button to my watch app (lazyness overload)Video: Pa...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:43:33 PDT
Arduino Button with no resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Button-with-no-resistor/
Arduino Button with no resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SMALL.jpg cornelam It is simple to connect a button to the Arduino. You need the button, some wires, and a resistor. But what if we no longer need the resistor and want to still be able to use the button with no false readings? The resistor is mandatory for proper operation of a button, and everybody will insist on us...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:45 PDT
Arduino Stepper Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Stepper-Motors/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 18:52:36 PDT
ESP8266 WiFi Shield for Arduino and other micros http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-Shield-for-Arduino-and-other-micros/
ESP8266 WiFi Shield for Arduino and other micros - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7UGA/IBGCQC9V/F7F7UGAIBGCQC9V.SMALL.jpg drmpf IntroductionThis ESP8266-01 WiFi Shield is an alternative to the Very Cheap/Simple Wifi Shield for Arduino and other micros. The Very Cheap/Simple Wifi Shield for Arduino and other micros uses an Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 module and is the simplest to wire up. However if you already have an ESP8266 mo...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:06:43 PDT
Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games Like Cornhole http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Light-Up-Effects-to-Backyard-Games-Like-Cornho/
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By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:20:24 PDT
DIY Security Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Security-Camera/
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By: CarmelitoAndrade

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:04:25 PDT
Upcycled Skip Dive Arduino Wine Glass LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Skip-Dive-Arduino-Wine-Glass-LED-Lamp/
Upcycled Skip Dive Arduino Wine Glass LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/VHXL/IBC20QY5/FI7VHXLIBC20QY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/VHXL/IBC20QY5/FI7VHXLIBC20QY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/VHXL/IBC20QY5/FI7VHXLIBC20QY5.SMALL.jpg sparks_vfr Welcome to my first Instructable, I have created a rainbow lamp using items I have found left over from BBQ's, found in a skip and some nice addressable LED's that I ordered, combined with an Arduino, I think the end result is quite a nice effect. Gather the Goods For the wire I used CAT5 which I...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:22:40 PDT
Smart Home Power Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smart-Home-Electric-Socket/
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By: Samuel_Alexander

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:57:35 PDT
Beeduino : Homemade Arduino Uno for $6 http://www.instructables.com/id/Beeduino-Homemade-Arduino-on-a-Budget/
Beeduino : Homemade Arduino Uno for $6 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/4E5C/IBJ73RO7/F4T4E5CIBJ73RO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/4E5C/IBJ73RO7/F4T4E5CIBJ73RO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/4E5C/IBJ73RO7/F4T4E5CIBJ73RO7.SMALL.jpg bjkayani Hey what the cost of this blue board thingy, "Arduino" i think its called?? Well the cost is about $30 per board. Woah $30 for just this simple circuit. Whats so special in it? Well nothing actually. Its just a simple open source development platform with awesome I/O and programming potentials. Open...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:26:14 PDT
Very Cheap/Simple WiFi Shield for Arduino and microprocessors http://www.instructables.com/id/CheapSimple-Wifi-Shield-for-Arduino-and-other-micr/
Very Cheap/Simple WiFi Shield for Arduino and microprocessors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/OJY6/IBAMHDWP/FCWOJY6IBAMHDWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/OJY6/IBAMHDWP/FCWOJY6IBAMHDWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/OJY6/IBAMHDWP/FCWOJY6IBAMHDWP.SMALL.jpg drmpf IntroductionThis WiFi Shield makes DIY home automation much more affordable. Nothing else on the market is this cheap and this simple to use and configure.The WiFi Shield described here is very cheap () and very simple to build, just 2 parts and 4 wires, and very simple to securely configure, via pu...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:12:55 PDT
Program an ATtiny44/45/84/85 with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny44458485-with-Arduino/
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By: Maximous

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:26:09 PDT
Simple Arduino Wireless Mesh http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-Wireless-Mesh/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:26:32 PDT
Low Cost IR Decoder http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-IR-Decoder/
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By: bisudw

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:28:33 PDT
O-mat http://www.instructables.com/id/O-mat/
O-mat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1Z3M/IB4AXWAK/FSI1Z3MIB4AXWAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1Z3M/IB4AXWAK/FSI1Z3MIB4AXWAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1Z3M/IB4AXWAK/FSI1Z3MIB4AXWAK.SMALL.jpg OniriaMX Have you ever wanted to make a giant trackpad? With this tutorial you can make any size of trackpad/force-pad and test it with the included software demo.We are ONIRIA, we create content, design hardware and develop software to erase the limits of reality and immersive technology.In the search of fu...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:00:24 PDT
The Bedroom Automation Box http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Bedroom-Automation-Box/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 04:56:29 PDT
How to make a Cheap home Automation System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cheap-home-Automation-System/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:14:53 PDT
Motion detecting video streaming doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-detecting-video-streaming-doorbell/
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By: MikeArduino

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:33:02 PDT
Controlling a Stepper Motor with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-Stepper-Motor-with-an-Arduino/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:05:36 PDT
A "comfortable" smart lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/A-comfortable-smart-lamp/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:59:09 PDT
It's Alive! A little "robot" that follows you with it's evil stare http://www.instructables.com/id/Its-Alive-A-little-robot-that-follows-you-with-its/
It's Alive! A little "robot" that follows you with it's evil stare - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/5E2J/IB22CO6A/FTO5E2JIB22CO6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/5E2J/IB22CO6A/FTO5E2JIB22CO6A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/5E2J/IB22CO6A/FTO5E2JIB22CO6A.SMALL.jpg Sheerforce In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create this little "robot" that follows your hand (or whatever is closest to it).Don't forget to follow me for more, and favorite this if you like it! Materials For this project, you will need the following materials: 1 HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - $0...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:19:46 PDT
Controlling a relay board with an Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-relay-board-with-an-Arduino-Uno/
Controlling a relay board with an Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QELE/IB22B49M/FK5QELEIB22B49M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QELE/IB22B49M/FK5QELEIB22B49M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QELE/IB22B49M/FK5QELEIB22B49M.SMALL.jpg hzimmerman In this instructable we will control a Velleman K6714 relay board with an Arduino. The beauty of using relays is that we can use a modest little Arduino to switch household appliances or what you may have. The Velleman K6714 has been around for more than a decade and lets us switch up to 16 relays. ...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:22:11 PDT
WIFI plant monitoring system based on Arduino MEGA and ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/WIFI-plant-monitoring-system-based-on-Arduino-MEGA/
WIFI plant monitoring system based on Arduino MEGA and ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/S4NL/IB220I7S/FUQS4NLIB220I7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/S4NL/IB220I7S/FUQS4NLIB220I7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/S4NL/IB220I7S/FUQS4NLIB220I7S.SMALL.jpg techrm Today we are going to show you our first experiment on the Internet of Things. For this purpose, we decided to use an Arduino MEGA instead of an Arduino UNO. That's because Arduino MEGA has more than one serial port and this fact allows us to use the ESP8266 and the serial monitor at the same time.A...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:32:03 PDT
Datura 6 home automation - 2015 improvements http://www.instructables.com/id/Datura-6-home-automation-2015-improvements/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:40:37 PDT